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Red Creek Math-A-Thon Raises More Than $6,000

Red Creek Math-A-Thon Raises More Than $6,000
photo of students who participated in the Math-a-thon

March 22nd, 2023 - Red Creek students came up big once again for this year’s Math-A-Thon. Now in the 22nd year of participating, the students teamed up to raise a total of $6,177.

For the fundraiser, students are given a booklet with math problems or problems to solve online over February break. Students raise money through pledges per problem solved, or flat donations. All proceeds go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This year, the Red Creek National Junior Honor Society helped kick off the Math-A-Thon by promoting the event. Student Officers also helped count the checks and cash and sent the funds to St. Jude’s. Over the 22-years Red Creek has participated in the Math-A-Thon, the school has raised a grand total of $119,257.

Fundraisers like the Math-A-Thon has helped hundreds of families across the country, including the family of Callin Mack. Callin, now a third-grader at M.W. Cuyler Elementary School, was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Craniopharyngioma back in 2018. Callin still visits St. Jude’s for checkups.

A portion of the money raised helps families, pay for flights, meals and housing as their child undergoes treatment. In some cases, St. Jude will also cover a portion of the treatment that insurance companies don’t cover. The hospital also accepts anyone, regardless of the family’s income or insurance coverage.

The top individual fundraiser was Logan Corteux, a junior a Red Creek High School. He raised a total of $1,147. Team Callin Strong, which was formed by Callin’s older brother Cooper Hadcock, was the top team, raising more than $2,100.

Colloca Winery and the Red Creek Laundry Mat and Car Wash also supported the Math-A-Thon this year.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats children with more than 200 forms of cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude’s mission has remained the same for decades, to find a cure through research and treatment.

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